Airline change fee through the roof
September 12, 2012 7:49 AM Subscribe
$475 airline ticket change fee - really?
I need to move my mother's return flight and the travel agency is asking $475 to make the change. This is for the same class of ticket, apparently a very restrictive one. If I choose a date for which this class is unavailable, the change fee will also need to include the price difference, so it would be even more.
I have had to pay hefty change fees before, but never this bad.
The ticket consists of two legs: BA, then Croatia Airways (Boston-London-Zagreb).
I've called BA and Croatia Airways and both pointed me to the travel agency for any changes.
My question is two-fold: are these change fees standard now, and is there anything I can do to pay less? (I can hope, right?)